Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by Slip and Fall

Did You Suffer an TBI After a Slip and Fall Accident? Call Us Today!

You take your safety seriously. You are vigilant and attentive when out and about, and you do not take unnecessary risks. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent injury. You need other people to do their part. Managers and owners of restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, and other public venues must ensure that their premises are free from hazards that may endanger your health.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall, then you can hold such people responsible. A personal injury attorney in Los Angeles can help you claim damages for your injuries after a slip and fall accident.

The Most Dangerous Kind of Slip and Fall Injury

You may not have been able to break the impact of your fall if your body hits the ground with full force. These are the worst kinds of slip and fall accidents because they can lead to traumatic brain injuries. The latter can result in reduced mental ability, confusion, migraine headaches, dizziness, and other short-and-long-term symptoms. The damage done can throw your entire life into upheaval and leave you permanently disabled with long-term financial strain.

The Consequences of a Slip and Fall Accident

Even mild slip and fall accidents require a medical assessment or hospitalization and treatment. Some victims who've suffered head injuries might not even remember everything that happened afterward. The force alone can knock you unconscious. You may have been rushed to the hospital and put through a series of operations to save your life.

The Most Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Ruptured blood vessel
  • Fractured skull
  • Bruising of the brain

Traumatic brain injuries require a long period of recovery. During this time, you will need rest, medication, and constant care. You will of course not be able to work. And if you can recover, you may not be able to return to work immediately. In fact, you may be forced to give up your livelihood.

All of these sudden changes can be costly. If you are like most people, you do not have enough money put away to pay for the medical bills and lack of revenue that will result from such an injury. You will need legal assistance to be able to cope financially with your condition.

Establishing Liability

The primary goal of your head injury lawyer will be to get you as much compensation as possible. To this end, they will need to prove:

  • That your head injury was caused by the slip and fall
  • The slip and fall was the result of hazardous conditions
  • The neglect of the proprietor or manager failed to exercise a duty of care that resulted in your injuries

Your lawyer will bring in professional investigators to gather all the facts about your slip and fall accident. Establishing cause is the most important element of your claim, primarily if the owner should have known of the dangerous condition had they exercised reasonable diligence.

Gathering the Facts

At our law offices, we have a team of skilled investigators who will review the details of your claim, photographic evidence and gather witnesses in the vicinity. If your fall occurred on the premises of a commercial venue, they would interview the staff.

Conditions That Lead to A Slip and Fall Accident

  • Water on the floor
  • Oil or grease in the wrong place
  • Exposed power cords
  • Loose carpeting or mats
  • Uneven surfaces or loose boards
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Debris

Although the proprietor may have cleaned up the space after the accident, there are ways to prove the hazard's existence at the time of the accident. Eyewitness statements from the staff and customers will help us gather crucial details of the hazardous risks.

While a traumatic brain and head injury lawyer in Los Angeles is gathering crucial evidence for your case, they will also review your medical records. It's important for us to assess the extent of your injuries to configure how it has affected you and your family. We can assure you that this might be a long legal battle without help from a skilled legal negotiator. At Gutierrez Law, we've helped victims reach a settlement that commensurates with all they have suffered.